fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Joined on Mar 28, 2010
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I wrote something that confounded or intrigued you. You should know that much of what I say is uncomfortable truth laced with straight faced sarcasm. Don't take it to heart.

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Can you replace/upgrade the GPU/card inside this?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2018 at 23:10 UTC as 7th comment
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fmian: Already done and selling. Supports large format as well. And looks cooler.

https://www.filmomat.eu/

Dude, I sold my JOBO ATL-1000 for a thousand bucks recently. Go buy one of them. It does E-6 as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 07:02 UTC

'Sure, this concept doesn't account for all of the intricacies of developing film'

Ok I've just read through the entire process for this concept and here's the problem. Without a pump and reservoir to carry out the developer and bring in the stop solution, the complete onus is on the user to get up from whatever they were doing and change the chems out AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE. If you leave it in there a minute too long the result could be messed up. Even draining the developer out and waiting a minute before pouring the stop solution can fuaaarrkk things up.

For a design that requires such hand on involvement why take any of the control away from the user in the first place? Either make it a pump and reservoir system or use a hand tank.

On top of that DiffractionLtd mentioned how problematic it can be winding film onto a spiral, so it has to find a fool proof solution to that.

All the best to the designer, but it's gonna need a bunch of major changes before it's a viable product.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 06:16 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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dan pv: It looks cool!
How is the agitation done?
The cooper heaters inside the bottles will need to be protected against corrosion and the washing system should be improved, as well.
Otherwise, nice idea for a modern, automated Rodinax.

The agitation is achieved by harnessing the reverberations of all the angry commentators who thought film was dead.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 06:03 UTC
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davemac00: Paterson tank & reels, sink for a water bath - unless you're processing tranny you don't need anything more complicated or more expensive.

It has everything to do with it dammit!!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 06:00 UTC

Already done and selling. Supports large format as well. And looks cooler.

https://www.filmomat.eu/

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 02:41 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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RootX: For only $ 1.99

http://www.zoetropic.com.br/

I'll take 10!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 01:59 UTC
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fmian: Just buy an old camera or convert a shoe box and make your own.
Why produce new stuff with new materials and packaging that does the same thing as old stuff that's still available? Redundant by design.. but I guess a lot of people have excess money to spend.

PhotoPhoolish, I was only as quick to call the racism card as Merida was to imply that only people from a specific region are poor, and again, only as quick as you are to call me a Socialist. Maybe we can all learn not to have knee jerk reactions?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 23:22 UTC
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fmian: Just buy an old camera or convert a shoe box and make your own.
Why produce new stuff with new materials and packaging that does the same thing as old stuff that's still available? Redundant by design.. but I guess a lot of people have excess money to spend.

Merida, I'm not sure if you're trying to be racist or whether you're just not aware of the racism in your own language.. but $20 is $20.

Actually... It's $27 if you include shipping within the US, which jumps to $34 when it's retail. I know people (from Australia) that could find a much better use for money like that.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 02:25 UTC

'USPS acquired a license to use the image from Getty Images for $1,500.'

How did the photo end up on Getty Images in the first place?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 00:38 UTC as 25th comment

Just buy an old camera or convert a shoe box and make your own.
Why produce new stuff with new materials and packaging that does the same thing as old stuff that's still available? Redundant by design.. but I guess a lot of people have excess money to spend.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 00:09 UTC as 9th comment | 8 replies
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Croninfilm: "Five-section 'Alan' will extend to 1.49m/58.7in but packs down to just 1.49m/58.7in for storage"

A monopod that extends and packs down to the same size? Hmmm...I smell a typo, DPR.

Sounds like a stick to me.. lol

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2018 at 23:09 UTC
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dkyl: I’d never buy a $12000 lens but just wondering, the fantastic weight saving would be a bigger bonus for wildlife photographers compared to sports photographers?

I see.. so it took engineers 9-10 years of making mirrorless cameras before they could finally make one that fully benefited from having the mirror removed. Meanwhile the majority of pros still don't trust the current digital mirrorless technology, as indicated by sales.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 23:00 UTC
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dkyl: I’d never buy a $12000 lens but just wondering, the fantastic weight saving would be a bigger bonus for wildlife photographers compared to sports photographers?

'Mirrorless cameras don't suffer from mirror-shock'
Instead they have shutter shock.. even more unpredictable than mirror slap.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 04:18 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: that prego doing work though. eeek

No offense but you seem like the type who would lock a pregnant woman indoors in case she tried to lift a finger. Have you even considered the psychological effects of making someone feel useless because they're expecting a child (or otherwise)?

'letting your woman while prego do work for you'
The woman in the video seems to be doing work for herself.

ps. Go be gender biased somewhere else.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 01:26 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: that prego doing work though. eeek

Huh? She isn't anywhere near the labour stage by the look of it and a healthy proactive Mum to be isn't anything bad for the child.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 02:39 UTC

I've been using salvaged film holders from old flatbed scanners to do exactly this. Flatten some layers of diffusion paper underneath it and you have a DIY version of this product.
Good to see it as a neat purpose built package at a decent price.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 01:06 UTC as 13th comment

'such as studying the behavior of nocturnal animals'
Hmm.. I do wonder what my cat gets up to when I'm asleep...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 23:06 UTC as 94th comment
On article DPReview TV: A look back at APS film (371 comments in total)
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Focus Shift Shooting: DIGITAL Photography Review. DIGITAL!

Who cares about nomenclature and the definition of words these days?
No such thing as analog or digital.. just a spectrum.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 03:57 UTC
On article Kodak teases first sample photos of Ektachrome (197 comments in total)
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kristian2000: They posted the Ektachrome samples on instagram. That might be construed as being somewhat ironic.

..or a global letterbox drop campaign..

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 23:05 UTC
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